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High-altitude object shot down over Alaska, US says

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posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: sarahvital
what made it a good idea

to shoot it down over alaska now,
when it was a bad
idea last time?


what if they keep coming?

like floating illegals?




Just something to get the Dumbs worked up over to say Biden and the democrats are standing up to China and being strong.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Elon Musk is going to be so pissed when he finds out one of his new toys has been shot dowm.



Apparently, it was tracked from Thursday night and "no human was onboard".


edit on 10/2/2023 by Encia22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: alldaylong

This ought to take the heat off of congressional investigations and improve Joe's dismal ratings.

Expect Biden is the reason they are flying over our country…



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:41 PM
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You know at this point with the Biden lies how can we even believe they shot something down without proof ?

Oh and still not a word about those classified documents ............. This admin is crooked as it can be .



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: sarahvital
what made it a good idea

to shoot it down over alaska now,
when it was a bad
idea last time?


what if they keep coming?

like floating illegals?





This one was at 40, 000 feet and posed a threat to aviation craft the other Chinese balloon was at 60K+ feet and didn't pose the same threat according to the Pentagon PC



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 02:55 PM
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That’s what these idiots will do to ET. Peaceful star hopping aliens on vacation. Shoot it down! Even us nasty vile gun owners know better than to shoot at anything that comes in our yard.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
now all-of-a-sudden they can "see" these floating things in the air 🤣


That is correct. Heretofore they were programmed to NOT SEE balloons and were looking for aircraft, icbms, etc. So they tweaked the program to see balloons and voila: they see more of them.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: SeekingDepth

There was the ICBM test so this could have been a monitor of the test.
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And erm, the oceans north of Valdez are frozen this time of year…

Live fire at 40,000 feet?? Yeah, I would hope to have flight restrictions!!

Sad to say that I read this on BBC news first and not word of mouth like most AK news!




posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:19 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: JinMI



President Joe Biden took the decision to shoot down the object, which was of unknown origin, Mr Kirby said.


Good job Joey!

You may have made an order that was actually carried out.


Hope it's not ET.



I'm guessing Russian.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

A lot like how you never notice red cars, until you "notice" one red car...and all of a sudden you start seeing dozens of red cars.


So. Size of a "small car" tracked since yesterday (Thursday) evening, unmanned, capable of loitering (maybe?), but not a "balloon" (at least, not officially identified as a balloon).



Be interesting to learn what it was.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:37 PM
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if not a balloon, unmanned, too small to be a helo

drone? UAV?



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

I'm thinking drone but not commercial or private mostly military UAV or drones as they can fly op to 50,000 feet. If so who and where did it come from?
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posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: putnam6
Pentagon isn't saying if it is a balloon or not

abcnews.go.com...


floating and non-maneuverable, etc. pretty much narrows it down to balloon (or kite) of some kind



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: ElGoobero
if not a balloon, unmanned, too small to be a helo

drone? UAV?


UAV by general classification.

Maybe a small dirigible? Not a "balloon", per se, but still fits the description and behavior.


I doubt that an extraterrestrial vehicle would allow itself to be shot down by mere Earth forces.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:47 PM
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Glad to see Biden is finally interested in securing our country's border.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 03:55 PM
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LOL I know some pilots that are going to be PISSED.




posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 04:04 PM
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First off, President Biden has nothing to do with this!

The entire Senate was berated by Senator Lisa Murkoeski for not doing a damn thing about the last week’s incursion into American airspace…


“At what point do we say a surveillance balloon, a spy balloon coming from China, is a threat to our sovereignty? It should be the minute, the minute it crosses the line, and that line is Alaska” Murkowski said. “As an Alaskan, I am so angry. I want to use other words, but I’m not going to.”

Alaskanewssource.com (local news): Senators briefed for second time about Chinese spy balloon’s two-day voyage over Alaska.

And I agree. As I posted earlier, Alaska is not some remote place but part of the North American continent, at least the last time I looked.

Go ahead and make jokes about this or that political party because it is all of our asses hanging out there in the wind (with a target on it).

Just sayin’



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 04:22 PM
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Maybe this is a "NextGen" tactical kite. China be trolling our boyz at NORAD hard. Up next? A large semi-inflated Zepplin right after Valentine's Day.
edit on 10-2-2023 by BaconCrusader because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: PurpleFox

originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: alldaylong

This ought to take the heat off of congressional investigations and improve Joe's dismal ratings.

Expect Biden is the reason they are flying over our country…


We know that, but most people get all of their information from the MSM, which will be following the 'much more important story' of China getting ready to 'attack' than the corruption being uncovered in congress,

This is how you Wag the Dog 101.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66

originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: alldaylong

This ought to take the heat off of congressional investigations and improve Joe's dismal ratings.


1 or 2 shoot downs are not going to help the worst president in history.


You have far more faith in the 'woke' population than I do.




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